Our core catalyst of change is Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo (UCBC), a bilingual university equipping the next generation of leaders through transformative education and creating systemic change through holistic, community engagement initiatives.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVES
UCBC also engages the community, reaching those most impacted by poverty and insecurity, particularly women and children. This work includes primary education, vocational and literacy training, pro bono legal services, and counseling.
La Charité Primary School
Due to poverty, unemployment, and other hardships, many families in Beni and the surrounding area are unable to afford school fees. La Charité serves more than 200 children who otherwise may not attend school.
ABC Primary School
Académie Bilingue du Congo (ABC) is the affiliated primary school of UCBC, and seeks to apply its transformational vision of education in the lives of Congo’s youngest learners through character development, community engagement, and critical thinking.
Bethesda Counseling Center
Bethesda provides counseling interventions that are critical for personal and community transformation in a context that experiences domestic and political violence, and common mental and behavioral health challenges.
Vocational Training & Counseling
Vulnerable women receive training in sewing, baking, and literacy, empowering them to earn a livelihood that will provide a better life for themselves and their families.
Neema Congo is a resource and capacity building program that fosters entrepreneurship activity within the community and engages in robust monitoring and evaluation of small business ventures.
Starting at a grassroots level, the Justice Initiative trains and supports lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals to elevate, promote, and advocate for justice and transformation in a broken system.
Church Renewal and Global Mission
We envision the renewal and strengthening of the Church in post-conflict regions so that the Church becomes a community of holistic transformation and global mission.